This year the Basingstoke Hate Crime Awareness Group is inviting young people between 8 and 16 years old to take part in a Creative Project Competition. The theme is Unity and/or Respect. 

Being a victim of hate crime can leave a person fearful, isolated and vulnerable. It can also severely undermine their sense of safety in their school/college and/or community. It impacts greatly on self-confidence and self-worth and can lead to depression, anxiety and, in extreme cases, suicide. 

As highlighted by recent comments from professional footballers anyone can be affected, you don’t have be famous, it could be you, a friend or a relative.  

The Creative Project may be a poem, a short piece of written work, a drawing, a video, whatever the young person/people feel most comfortable in producing.

The competition closes to entries at 16:00 on Friday 30 September 2022. All entries need to be accompanied by an entry form.

The judges will choose 3 winners from the 2 ages groups, (8 to 12 and 13 to 16 years old) all entrants will receive a certificate and prizes for the top entries will be awarded.

 Winners will be announced in time for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 8th – 15th October 2022. All submissions will be acknowledged and form a display at a central Basingstoke location.

For full details of the competition please click on the following links to download the information:

Competition Guidelines

Entry Consent Form

Competition Poster


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